The holidays are right around the corner, and most people are looking forward to that turkey dinner. But rather than watching the same old, boring holiday specials there are some who will be anxiously looking for something new to watch on TV. November brings a few new shows including one featuring an emotional android and another one for the kids highlighting a superhero family trying to just be “normal.”
Almost Human (FOX)
Mondays @ 8:00pm, Series Premiere November 4
I’m not sure if the premise for this show sounds more like it came from “The Million Dollar Man” or “RoboCop” or a mixture of the two. In the year 2048, Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) wakes up from a 17-month long coma and finds he has an artificial robotic leg. When John returns to work he learns that it is now mandatory for every human cop to be partnered with an android. John terminates his partnership with the first android assigned to him and techie Rudy (Mackenzie Crook) introduces him to Dorian, a discontinued android model who has emotional responses the newer versions lack. John and Dorian have an instant connection to each other; after all, John is now part robot and Dorian could be considered part human because of her emotional side. “Almost Human” also stars Michael Ealy, Lili Taylor, Minka Kelly, and Michael Irby.
America Declassified (TRAVEL)
Sundays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere November 3
If America has such “guarded” secrets, how is it that they are going to be aired on TV for anyone and everyone to see? They must not be much of a secret.
Getting On (HBO)
Sundays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere November 24
Misfit staffs assigned to care for the elderly at the Getting On Hospital are doing the bare minimum when it comes to meeting the needs of their patients. “Getting On” stars Niecy Nash as Nurse Didi, Mel Rodriguez as Supervising Nurse Patsy, Alex Borstein as Nurse Dawn, and Laurie Metcalf as hospital director Dr. Jenna James.
Ground Floor (TBS)
Thursdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere November 14
In the world of power meetings and power suits, is it okay for the hot-shot banker (Skylar Astin) to want to date the lowly, yet beautiful, maintenance worker (Briga Heela)? I say go for it.
It Takes a Choir (USA)
Fridays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere November 1
Choirmaster Gareth Malone takes a misfit of characters and through the power of music creates an unbelievable choir.
Ja’mie: Private School Girl (HBO)
Sundays @ 10:30pm, Series Premiere November 24
Ja’mie (Chris Lilley), an Australian “girl” has dubbed herself the queen bee of Summer Heights High, a private school. She has just returned from a three-month student exchange program at Hillford.
Orange County Choppers (CMT)
Saturdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere November 16
You’ve heard his name and his company’s name before. Now join “Orange County Choppers” and owner Paul Teutul, Sr. on their new network home. Oh, yeah, in case you don’t know, he customizes motorcycles.
Restaurant Express (FOOD)
Sundays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere November 3
In this culinary challenge, Robert Irvine is taking nine contestants on a road trip across the West. The chefs will have to pass his challenges consisting of both culinary and business savvy skills. Losers will be kicked off the bus and the lone survivor will win a leadership position at the flagship restaurant The M Resort, Spa and Casino in Las Vegas.
Tattoo Titans (CMT)
Saturdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere November 16
In this competition for $10,000, contestants compete in the art of tattooing.
The Drama Queen (E!)
Sundays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere November 10
Marki Costello is the granddaughter of the late comedian Lou Costello and she teaches celebrities how to build brands and be stars.
The Lylas (WE)
Fridays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere November 8
Jaime, Tiara, Tahiti and Presley are the four sisters of singer-songwriter Bruno Mars and are known collectively as “The Lylas.” The sisters have joined together to launch their own musical career, but first they have to overcome the obstacle of living under the same roof for the first time in ages.
Thicker Than Water: The Tankards (BRAVO)
Sundays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere November 10
Ben and Jewel Tankard have dubbed themselves and their family the “Black Brady Bunch.” Their grown up children still live at home and must still abide by the rules laid down by mom and dad. This strong religious family believes that “God wants us all to be millionaires.” Where can I find that passage in the Bible?
Saturdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere November 2
The “Thundermans” are a family of superheroes trying to live a normal life. But what is normal for them is not normal for everyone else.
Time of Death (SHO)
Fridays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere November 1
“Time of Death” follows terminally ill people who face their mortality head on.
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